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02-06-2014, 12:53 PM
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Anyone with true offensive talent has done fine here-- Radulov, Sullivan, Kariya, Arnott, Dumont, Ronning, Hartnell (though he's 2nd line material), Hornqvist (2nd line material)
What's funny is that Trotz was defended by you for flaming out in the playoffs in 06 because he didn't have good enough players and that Trotz made them a lot better. But now it shows that Trotz doesn't hamper players offensively.

Poile has a bad track record with drafting offense, going back to Washington. He's done pretty bad at bringing in offense from free agency, but has gotten a few good ones in Sully, Ronning, Dumont, etc.

But Trotz isn't without blame either. He has shown to call out younger players who make mistakes while not calling out veterans who make the same mistakes. We have cases like Wilson, Smith and Radulov who I argue would have been better players in other systems. Those guys were called out and looked like they were afraid to make mistakes. Radulov got a good amount of time playing with Fiddler IRC.

It looks like people have a very binary view. Those who hate Poile blame him and will defend Trotz to no end. And those who hate Trotz will do vice-versa. It's somewhere in the middle. Poile does struggle to offensive talent, but don't like Trotz hasn't hampered some of our offense as well. It's easy to try to blame one guy but it is BOTH of their fault. The truth is that we have a VERY conservative GM and coach and it has held us back, whether that be regular season or in the playoffs (I'd argue especially in the playoffs).

And it looks like another thread on here has merged into the same argument. Soon it will be about trading/not trading Weber. No wonder no one posts here anymore.

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